Coconut is as trendy in the pet world as it is in ours, and you don’t have to look far to see coconut-infused treats and grooming products, or suggestions to feed your dog coconut oil or rub iton his paws in the winter. But what about plain coconut itself—is it safe for our furry friends?
The answer: you bet! While there are some considerations to be aware of, coconut is not toxic to dogs and offers lots of health benefits to boot. There are a lot of benefits to coconut beyond its great taste. The coconut fruit (which is not a nut at all, but a drupe) is high in vitamins, minerals, and fibre. And whether it’s raw, dried, or pressed into oil, it’s a great way to get some good-for-you nutrition into your dog’s diet.
Among its key nutrients are high levels of manganese, which is integral to bone health and metabolic functioning. Coconut is also rich in immune-supporting antioxidants, as well as a medium-chain fatty acid called lauric acid, which helps reduce inflammation in the body and provides a boost to the immune system. There are skin-protecting properties too, including natural oils that lead to shinier fur and less dry skin.
Look no further, as now Captain Zack’s Loco for Coco nutritious bites are here! These are made with 100% natural, freeze dried coconut which means they contain coconut and nothing else! They provide all the right nutrients for your pet with no harmful additions, just pure goodness and delight! It’s the perfect treat to train your pet with or just to add some flavour to their food! Wait no more, give your pet the right nutrition!